I found very late last night, after performing in the Improv class show (and dominating it a bit, never send a hammy lawyer who grew up on Mel Brooks onto a stage without retaining use of a hook to get her off) that July 28 is also the birthday of one of the great artists of all time, Jesuit priest and masterful poet of nature and spirit, Gerard Manley Hopkins. Personal favorites of mine are The Windhover (here) and Pied Beauty (here).
My colleague Jennifer Tull, a collaborative lawyer from Austin, Texas, is blogging about how to keep your center and sense of purpose while working with clients going through major life transitions. She writes beautifully and epitomizes the journey toward wholeness that is the hallmark of integrative law. Here is her first post (we’ll be offering others from time to time):
Well, something it seemed might never happen is happening — I am embracing goddess worship as part of my practice. No, not part of my legal practice (as I haven’t one yet), but part of my personal practice that allows me to feel as strong and capable AND beautiful and shiny as I have the potential to be.
One sidebar before we go on: in light of the recent Game of Thrones epidemic, I imagine this post is pretty relatable to a lot of people, namely women. Heroines such as Daenerys and Sansa Stark are prime examples. Mine right now is Durga. She came to me through a recently published book by renowned meditation teacher and feminist scholar on yoga, Sally Kempton. She reveals Durga as a warrior for justice…
I spent this past weekend at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. Omega is an holistic retreat center that offers workshops for folks who want to address tangible, “real world” problems in their lives by exploring their consciousness in a contemplative, healing way. Funny enough, this weekend was the 4th of July, a holiday we celebrate in honor of independence. And, the workshop was about facilitating divorce for women in a holistic, even spiritual way.